Eddy-Lou 2019

Eddy-Lou

FLT Tattoo Studio

 
Waratah and Geralton Wax flowers in ornate vase with hands holding blackwork tattoo by Eddy-Lou
Eddy-Lou - Tattooer and Artist

 

Eddy Lou is a tattooer, artist and small business owner living on Awabakal country (Newcastle, Australia.) Eddy has been tattooing for almost a decade and over the years has rendered her distinctive style, specialising in Illustrative and Blackwork tattooing with a focus on intricate botanicals, animalia, occult imagery and cross hatched portraits. Despite using modern tattoo machines, Eddy’s practice as a multidisciplinary artist is informed by 15th-17th century printmaking. Stylistically, Eddy is inspired by the likes of Gustave Doré, Norman Lindsay, Albrecht Dürer and Hendrick Goltzius.

 

In 2015, Eddy Lou founded FLT Tattoo Studio located in Hamilton, Newcastle. FLT is an appointment only studio and by eliminating street traffic, Eddy and her team are able to focus on creating quality, custom tattoos in a calm, welcoming and inclusive environment. Eddy has redefined tattoo shop culture in Newcastle and vocally holds space for women, People of Colour, People with disabilities and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

 

Beyond tattooing and maintaining FLT, Eddy actively contributes to the wider community with regular guest spots around Australia and internationally as well as facilitating the annual Not Just A Girl
tattoo charity flash day event. In 2019, NJAG raised $94,285. The proceeds where shared amongst charities offering services to victims of gendered violence, women and children experiencing homelessness, and assistance for Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders girls.

Receiving a tattoo from Eddy is not a basic retail experience, rather an exchange between artist and tattoo collector. As an intersectional feminist, Eddy ultimately hopes that those who wear her work feel a sense of body autonomy and empowerment as a result of her meticulous approach to design, placement and application.

For bookings and inquiries please email Eddy to eddyloutattoos@gmail.com or fill out the form below. Please include your design idea, body placement, size in centimeters and any reference pictures.

 
 
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